USA: Wallpaper: Manufacturers
Wallpaper may be pre-pasted or unpasted. Pre-pasted wallpaper, which needs water to activate the paste, is easier for first time wallpaperers. Most papers are now made of vinyl or vinyl-coated, giving a washable, long lasting surface. Special wall papers include: Metallic Foil & Mylar, Textured Grasscloth, Flocked, Embossed, and Paintable. Wallpaper may be removed using steam or a chemical stripper. In both cases it is helpful to perforate the paper first, using a Paper Tiger. This is a tool with a wheel of sharp teeth which create small holes in the paper, leaving the wall undamaged.
The leading suppliers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
York. Since 1895 York Wallcoverings has been manufacturing wallpaper and other coverings at its factory at York, Pennsylvania, in the picturesque Susquehanna Valley. Its historic designs draw on an archive collection dating back to the early 18th Century. The York website enables the user to search its wallpaper product range by Color, Style, Theme, Keyword, or Pattern Number. Products are also linked to type of room, including Kitchen/Dining Rooms, Bath/Laundry Rooms, Living Rooms, Kids Rooms, All Around the House, and Accents & Murals.
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